PC market research shows that while mining still has an impact on graphics cards sales it is withering away and the shipment of graphics cards is declining. Miners that needed graphics cards already have then and PC gamers are not buying graphics cards due to the high prices. But prices are coming down now due to the increase in supply as compared to demand. Here we are going to have a closer look at the state of the graphics cards market.
The research reveals the change in market share and shipments of Nvidia, AMD and Intel and the highlights of the study are as follows:
- AMD’s overall unit shipments decreased -5.83% quarter-to-quarter, Intel’s total shipments decreased -11.49% from last quarter, and that of Nvidia’s decreased -10.21%.
- The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 140% which was up 5.75% from last quarter.
- Discrete GPUs were in 39.11% of PCs, which is up 2.23%.
- The overall PC market decreased -14.12% quarter-to-quarter and increased 0.46% year-to-year.
- Desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs) that use discrete GPUs increased 6.39% from last quarter.
- Q1’18 saw a no change in tablet shipments from last quarter.
According to the numbers AMD market share increased as compared to previous quarter, while Intel market share declined and Nvidia held its ground with no change. The numbers are included in the figure below.
Graphics cards market watch shows that that year-to-year total graphics cards shipments increased 3.4%, desktop graphics increased 14%, notebooks decreased -3%. GPU shipments decreased -10% from last quarter: AMD decreased -6%, Nvidia decreased -10%, and Intel decreased -11%. This could be because of the decline in mining. According to the numbers, $776 million worth of graphics cards were sold in 2017. In the first quarter of 2018, an additional $1.7 million have been sold.
Nvidia and AMD predicted a decline in graphics cards sales and this might be what we are looking at here. For more information regarding the graphics cards market stay tuned.
Let us know what you think about the state of the graphics cards market right now and whether or not you think now is a good time to get a new graphics card keeping in mind that while prices might be coming down, Nvidia and AMD could release their new graphics cards soon.